Aug 12

Illuminati Architecture


London, UK

Prometheus in London I

In the centre of London there is a curious street pattern, which was pointed out to me by a friend; Kingsway, Aldwych and the Strand form the shape of Prometheus' torch [1].  I couldn't help wondering if he had recognised a Free-masonic secret hidden in plain site.  If this is an esoteric Promethean symbol then the building immediately south southeast of Bush House must be the flame, which is a symbol of enlightenment and knowledge according to the Hermetic tradition of occult societies such as the Freemasons, the Rosicrucians and the Illuminati.  I also found the proximity of Temple Tube Station, a reference to the Knights Templar, to be intriguing.

Prometheus's Torch in the London Street Map


Kingsway forms the handle of Prometheus' torch; it was purpose built as part of a major redevelopment of the area in the 1900s [2].  Freemasons Hall, headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England, is situated on Great Queen Street, the eastern end of which joins Kingsway between Aldwych and Holborn.

London Before and After Kingsway

On 18 October 1905, King Edward VII officially opened Kingsway, a new roadway linking the Strand with Euston Station which had been the largest road building scheme in London since the construction of Regent Street in 1820.  Kingsway resulted in the clearance of one of the most overcrowded areas of late Victorian London and the removal of 3,500 residents.  It was designed not only to improve north-south connections but also to create an impressive highway suitable for London as an imperial capital.  The new road was over 60 feet wide, its prestige was such that it was expected to be lined by impressive office buildings, hotels and theatres.  No new pubs were allowed, although 51 had been demolished as part of the scheme.

According to biographybase [3] "An active freemason throughout his life when Edward VII was installed as Grand Master in 1874 he gave great impetus to the fraternity.  The Prince was a great supporter of and publicist for Freemasonry.  He regularly appeared in public, both at home and on his tours abroad, as Grand Master laying the foundation stones of public buildings, bridges, dockyards and churches with Masonic ceremonial.  His presence ensured publicity and reports of Masonic meetings at all levels appeared regularly in the national and local press.  Freemasonry was constantly in the public eye and Freemasons were known in their local communities.  From 637 in 1814 the Grand Lodge had grown to 2,850 lodges when the Prince resigned the Grand Mastership on becoming King in 1901.  Edward VII was one of the biggest contributors to the world's largest fraternity."  No wonder the Freemasons named their special street in London after him.

The Temperance movement, advocating abstinence from alcohol, was influential during this period.  A number of masonic lodges were formed advocating temperance principles, including Kingsway Lodge No. 3027, established in 1904 and named in honour of the new road which the membership medal (jewel) of the lodge graphically depicted.   The lodge met in Great Queen Street and contemporary comment about the banquet held in the Freemasons' Tavern to mark the lodges foundation remarked that "all seemed to enjoy the occasion as well as if alcoholic liquors had been in abundance". [4]

Jewel of the Kingsway Lodge No. 3027

On 27 December 1909 Edward Elgar set his wife's poem "The King's Way" to music to celebrate the opening of London's Kingsway.  It was then as in the words of the song "the newest street in London town”. The song was immediately published by Booseys and first performed at an Alexandra Palace concert on 15 January 1910, sung by Clara Butt.

The King’s Way by Alice Elgar

The newest street in London town,
The Kingsway, the Kingsway!
The newest street in London town,
Who’ll pace it up and pace it down?
The brave, the strong, who strive and try,
And think and work, who fight and die
To make their England’s royal way
The King’s Way, the King’s Way!

The noblest street in London town,
The Kingsway, the Kingsway!
The noblest street in London town,
The stir of life beats up and down;
In serried ranks the sabres shine,
And Art and Craft and Thought divine,
All crowd and fill the great highway,
The Kingsway, the Kingsway!

On dreary roads in London town
The sick and poor sink sadly down in gloom:
But grace and pity meet
When King and Queen stretch hands and greet
The weary ones;
This, they say,
Our King’s way, and our Queen’s way.

There is a path across the deep, -
The King’s Way, the King’s Way!
There’s a path across the deep, -
A path the Island ships shall keep;
A way by which to those we win,
Whose hands we clasp, whose hearts are kin,
England’s sons across the sea;
They too will fight to keep it free:

Let ev’ry voice in England say, -
”God keep the way by night and day,
The King of England’s Way!”
The King’s Way, the King’s Way!

Although no direct reference for Elgar being a Freemason could be found, I did find the Sir Edward Elgar Lodge No. 9837 at the The Provincial Grand Lodge of East Kent - Approved by the United Grand Lodge of England [5] which I take as evidence beyond reasonable doubt of Elgar's connection to Freemasonry. Elgar was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO), in 1928 and promoted to Knight Grand Cross (GCVO), within the Royal Victorian Order, in 1933.  The order uses the Knights Templar cross pattée as its primary symbol.


The modern Aldwych street forms the head of Prometheus' torch and it was built in the same redevelopment as Kingsway that saw the demolition of the old Wych Street and the construction of Australia House (built 1913-18) and Bush House (completed in 1925). [6]  Considering the shape of the individual buildings in the crescent it is clear that the individual architects were working under some one who had control over the overall symetrical plan.

Bush House and Australia House


Australia House houses the Australian High Commission along with other Australian federal and state government agencies, including the Menzies Centre for Australian Studies, part of King's College London.  Construction of the building commenced in 1913, but was delayed by World War I.  It was officially opened by King George V in August 1918.  Although an Official Secretary had been appointed to London as early as 1906, the High Commission to London was the first Australian diplomatic mission and one of the most prominent in London.  The building's grand interior was used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as the site of Gringotts Bank. [7]

The BBC World Service broadcast from Bush House for 70 years (Winter 1941 - Summer 2012) until the final 1200 BST English bulletin on 12 July 2012.  The BBC World Service is now housed in Broadcasting House in Portland Place, which forms part of another Free-masonic Promethean torch built into London's street map. The North West wing is now serviced office space, with the majority occupied by Dundas & Wilson. The South West wing is occupied by HM Revenue & Customs.  The building was commissioned, designed and originally owned by American individuals and companies. Irving T. Bush gained approval for his plans for the building in 1919, which was planned as a major new trade centre and designed by American architect Harvey Wiley Corbett.  Author and journalist George Orwell worked in Bush House between 1941 and 1943 and the building is said to have given him the idea, when writing 1984, both for the nightmarish Room 101 and the almost equally awful canteen at the Ministry of Truth. [8]   As the protagonist of 1984, Winston Smith, is a journalist who re-wrote history I suspect Orwell may have gotten more than just the canteen and Room 101 from his time at the BBC.

Bush House looks quintessentially Imperial, a grandiloquent Edwardian Beaux Arts design. This impression is reinforced by its position between Australia House and India House.  It is a fitting symbol of global governance, which the Illuminati controlled Freemasons strive for.  Malvina Hoffman's sculpture of figures standing on the entrance screen with the inscription 'Dedicated to the Friendship of English-speaking Peoples' depicts two men holding Prometheus' torch over a Celtic sun cross.  It is classical Free-masonic and Illuminati symbology which betrays their 'secret' goal of a one world  government.

Bush House Sculpture

Bush House Sculpture

To the south west of Bush House, completing the crescent is a building now functioning as the ME London hotel.  The triangular site of the ME on the corner of Aldwych was once the home of the popular Gaiety Theatre, which was damaged during World War II and demolished to make way for an office development.

St Mary le Strand Church

The concave surface at the top of Prometheus' torch is formed by the Strand bowing towards the north northwest around St Mary le Strand Church.

St Mary Le Strand Church

In 1711, an Act of Parliament was passed for building 50 New Churches in the fast expanding suburbs of London. These were the so-called "Queen Ann Churches"; among them are Hawksmoor's Christ Church Spitalfields, St Anne's Limehouse, and St George's-in-the-East, Archer's St Paul's Depftord and James' St George's, Hanover Square. St Mary le Strand parish was quick to apply for a church to replace their previously demolished one and, as the site on the Strand was so prominent, the Commissioners for building the New Churches decided to make the Strand church the most lavish of all the 50 churches. [9]

The History and Constituions of the Most Honorable [sic] Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons records the building of the "beautiful" St Mary le Strand and goes on to explain that St Martyn in the Fields (both churches were designed by Scottish Architect James Gibb) had its foundation stone layed with many Masons, including "Brother Gib", in attendance thereby confirming that the architect of St Mary le Strand was a Freemason. [10]

Extract from The History and Constitutions of the Most Honorable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons

St Mary le Strand exibits masonic symbology such as the checker board floor representing duality and the equilateral triangle representing the 3 facets (Father, Son and Holy Ghost) of the Great Architect of the Universe on the Apse Ceiling .  The sun burst behind the triangle is a Masonic reference to the original astrotheological deity which preceded the Bible, being the sun or solar deity for which the 3 aspects are rising, midday and setting.

St Mary le Strand Masonic Symbology


King's College Symbolism

As mentioned above Prometheus' torch ought to be lit with a flame, representing knowledge and wisdom in the Hermetic Masonic tradition.  At the end of a line drawn down Kingsway and through the centre of Bush House and St Mary le Strand, on the northern bank of the Thames, we have King's College London.  For those who have eyes to see, Kingsway leads to King's College.

Centre Line of Prometheus' Torch

King's certainly fits the bill as a seat of knowledge and the university's coat of arms includes Promethian flames aplenty in the form of a pair of fires, which flank a middle eastern lamp from which additional flames eminate.  Freemasons trace their origins back to the Knights Templar [11] [12] who brought back knowledge from the east, hence the lamp.  Further references to the Templars are the knight's helmet and the cross pattée and fleur-de-lis on the crowns [13].  Pearls on the bottom crown, by the way, represent wisdom (pearls of wisdom); the ruling class like to think it is their superior knowledge which sets them apart from the common man.

Knights Templar seals displaying cross pattée and fleur-de-lis

The university's Latin motto Sancte Et Sapienter translates as With Holiness and Wisdom, which again fits with the Hermetic/Knights Templar/Masonic Tradition.

King's College Coat of Arms

The following text about the anchor symbol is from the Masonic Trowel website. [14]

The anchor is first seen in the third degree lecture, where we are taught that it is a symbol of a well-grounded hope. As the anchor was often a seaman’s last resort in stormy weather, it was frequently connected with hope. Being made of a solid body, the anchor was also identified with firmness, solidity, tranquility and faithfulness. The anchor remains firm and steady amidst the stormy waters, symbolizing the stable part of a human being, that quality which enables us to keep a clear mind amid the confusion of sensation, emotion and the general “storms” of life. Therefore the anchor keeps us steady in the storms of temptation, affliction, and persecution. Indeed St. Paul mentions that “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast” (Hebrews 6:19). Christ is sometimes referred to as the anchor in the sea of life. This usage in Christianity can also be seen in the usage of the anchor in pictures of Saints, including St. Clement of Rome, St. Nicholas of Myra - patron saint of sailors, and John of Nepomucene - patron saint of confessors.

According to conventional wisdom the three lions rampant symbolise Scotland.  The lion rampant may have been adopted in the 12th century by William I "the Lion" (1165–1214), however there is no evidence of its use as "the Arms of the Dominion of Scotland" before 1222, when it appeared upon the Great Seal of his son, Alexander II (1214–1249) .  Following the Union of the Crowns of England, Ireland and Scotland in 1603, the Royal Standard of Scotland was incorporated into the royal standards of successive Scottish then, following the Acts of Union in 1707, British monarchs; with all such royal standards being quartered to include the banner of the arms of each individual realm. [15]

Emblem of Jerusalem

From where might the symbolic lion have come to Scotland?  The Lion of Judah was the symbol of the Israelite tribe of Judah (of which King Solomon was a member) in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible and is the main feature of the present day emblem of Jerusalem.   In 1128 Hugues de Payens (first Grand Master of the Knights Templar), who served on the First Crusade to Jerusalem with Henri St Clair, 2nd Baron of Roslin, met King David I in Scotland. The Order of The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon (Knights Templar) established a seat at Balantrodoch, now Temple, Midlothian on the South Esk River.  In 1189 Alan FitzWalter, the 2nd Lord High Steward of Scotland was a benefactor of The Order.  In about the year 1187, William the Lion granted part of the Culter lands on the south bank of the River Dee, Aberdeenshire, to the Knights Templar and between 1221 and 1236 Walter Bisset of Aboyne founded a Preceptory for the Knights Templar.  In 1287 and 1288 they built a Chapel dedicated to Mary the Mother of Christ, known as St Mary's Chapel and in November 1309, the name of a William Middleton of the “Tempill House of Culter” was recorded. [16]

Solomon's Wealth and Wisdom, as in 1 Kings 3:12-13, illustration from a Bible card published 1896 by the Providence Lithograph Company.

The final pieces of symbology on the King's College Coat of Arms are the book on top of the Knights helmet (learning/knowledge) and the Rod of Asclepius, a serpent-entwined rod.  In Greek mythology, the Rod is wielded by the Greek god Asclepius, a deity associated with healing and medicine [17].  As such it represents a particular brand of ancient knowledge, which was taught from the outset at King's.

The Formation of King's College

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and Prime Minister demonstrating the hidden hand.

What is so special about King's College that the Freemasons redesigned the London street map to highlight its importance?

In 1828 the then Prime Minister and Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, was intimately involved in the foundation of King's College.  He is pictured right in a pose that demonstrates his membership of the hidden hand (Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and the Illuminati) which controls society to the present day. [18]

According to conventional history King's College was set up as an Anglican alternative to the largely secular 'London University' (also founded in 1828 and in 1836 renamed University College - the 'godless place in Gower Street').  Supported by many of the leading figures in Church and State, the driving forces behind the establishment of King's were Hugh James Rose, one of the founders of the Oxford Movement and later the second Principal of the College, and George D'Oyly, the Rector of Lambeth. It was D'Oyly, who, in an open letter to the Home Secretary, Sir Robert Peel, advocated the opening of a second university in London supplying a comprehensive and modern system of education imbued with a demonstrably Christian ethos.

Peel was instrumental in obtaining the backing of Wellington and it was the Prime Minister who chaired the inaugural meeting of the College at noon on Saturday 21 June 1828.  This took place at Freemasons' Hall, behind the famous Tavern. [19]

Hidden Masonic Agenda

Although the reason given for establishment freemasonry opposition to London University is godlessness; we can get much closer to the truth by looking at the ideals of Jeremy Bentham, who is considered to be the spiritual founder of London University.

Jeremy Bentham

Jeremy Bentham was an English philosopher, jurist and social reformer.  He is regarded as the founder of modern utilitarianism, which took for its "fundamental axiom, it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong".

Bentham became a leading theorist in Anglo-American philosophy of law, and a political radical whose ideas influenced the development of welfarism. He advocated individual and economic freedom, usury, the separation of church and state, freedom of expression, equal rights for women, the right to divorce, and the decriminalising of homosexual acts.  He called for the abolition of slavery and the death penalty, and for the abolition of physical punishment, including that of children.  Though strongly in favour of the extension of individual legal rights, he opposed the idea of natural law and natural rights, calling them "nonsense upon stilts". [20]

Although Bentham was also a Freemason he was (or at least he was playing the role of) an anti-establishment populist and the establishment acted quickly to oppose his liberating utilitarian ideals by meeting to found King's College.  The top rank of Freemasons believe in a strictly hierarchical society whereby the agenda of the ruling class (top ranking Freemasons - or the  Illuminati) is carried out by compliant, busy, unthinking workers; this principle is symbolised by the Masonic Beehive and the Masonic Pyramid, examples of which are shown below.

Masonic Beehive on a Dominican Republic postage stamp and a Masonic Pyramid in Israel dedicated to "The Freemasons Circle, Solomon's Pillar Lodge No 59, Eilat".

Freemason Henry Brougham [21], was one of the founders of London University and, 2 years earlier, of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.  The Penny Cyclopedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 20, Page 169 [22], includes an entry on The Rosicrucians, which includes mention of Freemasonry and the Illuminati; a short extract is included below.

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 20

The above article serves to muddy the waters rather than clarify the influence of  The Illuminati, Roicrucians and Freemasons and there is reason to suspect that Brougham was working as a double agent and exherted a controlling influence over London University on behalf of Freemasonry and the Illuminati.  It is even possible that the entire King's College versus London University fight was staged for the benefit of fooling the populous into believing that conflict existed within establishment ranks when in reality the end result was agreed upon in advance.  Control of both establishment and opposition by Freemasons is ubiquitous in politics today. [23]

London University Federation

King's College opened in 1831. Despite the intentions of its founders and the chapel at the heart of its buildings, the initial prospectus permitted, "nonconformists of all sorts to enter the college freely".  At this time, neither King's, nor "London University" had the ability to confer degrees, a particular problem for medical students who wished to practise.  Amending this situation was aided by the appointment of Freemason Henry Brougham  as Lord Chancellor, who was also chairman of the governors of "London University".  In this position he automatically became a governor of King's.  In the understanding that the government was unlikely to grant degree-awarding powers on two institutions in London, negotiations led to the colleges federating as the University of London in 1836, London University thus being changed to University College.  After apparent conflict centralised Freemasonic control had been established over higher education in the capital.  As whistleblower Charlotte Iserbyt has confirmed education remains firmly under convert control to the present day [24].  In respect of the London colleges federating one is reminded of the masonic motto Ordo ab Chao (Order from Chaos).

King's and the Freemasons Today

Today the chapel at King's still displays the masonic checker board floor and the apse ceiling features a figure within a vesica piscis.  The vesica piscis is a shape that is the intersection of two circles with the same radius, the center of each circle lies on the circumference of the other.  The name literally means the "bladder of a fish" in Latin.  The most famous example in nature of the vesica piscis is a solar eclipse. At various points in the Moon's orbit, it appears to be exactly the same size of the Sun when both are observed from Earth. As the Moon moves to cover the Sun, it forms a vesica piscis. This had great significance to the ancients. In many ancient cultures, the Sun was a male god and the Moon a goddess, and the vesica piscis symbolized an opening or gateway between these two polarities through which creation can take place.  The ancient Egyptians practiced sacred geometry based on "As above, so below". Architects and artists copied the solar eclipse/vesica piscis and its mathematics in their sacred buildings and artwork to reflect their religious beliefs. This ancient tradition was passed on through the centuries by the Freemasons. [25]

Vesica piscis and King's Chapel

The following text is taken directly from the Masonic Periodicals On-line Project [26] currently being undertaken at King's. The project is funded by the United Grand Lodge of England.

"Freemasonry is the world’s oldest secular, fraternal organisation. The first Grand Lodge was formed in London in 1717 and was one example of the development of associational life beginning in the eighteenth century which is considered critical to the development of modern, industrial society. There are an increasing number of references to freemasonry in English magazines and newspapers but, from the end of the eighteenth century up to the present day, various series of periodicals began to be published in London primarily by and for a Masonic audience.

These publications are important sources not only for understanding the issues within freemasonry but for providing information about the individuals involved and the localities where lodges were based. Few complete series of these periodicals are held in libraries and they have only limited indexes.  This project aims to make this material more widely available and searchable, and will, on completion, provide searchable digital copies of the major Masonic English language publications."

It is interesting to note the secular claim above when candidates for regular Freemasonry are required to declare a belief in a Supreme Being (God) [27] and Freemasons re-designed the London street map around King's College which was set up in opposition to the 'godless place in Gower Street'.  Try Googling 'Masonic Bible'.  Freemasons are economical with the truth as the whole organisation is designed around keeping secrets and telling lies.

Also of note, King's College hosts the Warburg Institute website, which includes material on the history of Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism [28].  The Warburg's are an Illuminati family and a banking dynasty along with the Rothchilds at the very top of the present day "secret" Illuminati global control structure. [29]


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